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in the polls? we'll let you know what experts are saying. >>> and can the bay area's tesla survive a romney presidency? we'll take a look in business news. >>> welcome back to now decision 2012. both president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail talking to voters less than 24 hours after the first presidential debate of this campaign. nbc's danielle leigh is in washington with how political advisers say last night's debate could affect today's conversations. >> reporter: republican mitt romney may have secured exactly what he needed out of this first presidential debate, a fresh look for undecided voters. >> he laid out a very clear choice and a big choice. that's what this election is about. >> reporter: the candidates sparred on key issues this election, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i'd rather have a private plan. i'd just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care i can have. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and privat
following the debate. the second head-to-head encounter with president obama and governor romney had a lot more energy and confrontations than the first go around. more entertaining television. we have daniel lee in washington explaining what it means for the campaign trail. >> reporter: president obama was up early heading to iowa with the footing in the race after the town-hall style debate. the candidates came out aggressively in heated conversation. >> not true, governor romney. not true. >> reporter: the issues are taxes and jobs and women's rights and attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team would play politics or mislead when we lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> reporter: hear governor romney falter when he said he did not call it an act of terror. paul ryan clarified romney's point. >> as the facts have come out, it doesn't speak well as how the administration handled it. >> reporter: governor romney talked about the economy and accused obama of failing to keep his promises. >> he said he would cut in half the deficit. he ha
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
in with you. >>> still ahead at 11:00, mitt romney and president obama meet face-to-face for the first time in five years. what's at stake for the candidates heading into the first presidential debate of the campaign. >>> i'm bob redell. we are live in san francisco. just hours away from the first day of competition of america's cup world series. we will catch up with one of the competitors here at pier 32. >>> the leader at hp says it will take a lot longer to turn it around. we will have a look at this in business. >>> to decision 2012 now. about seven hours from now, mitt romney gets his chance to tell president obama what he has been saying in tv ads and speeches. the economy is getting worse. the president confronts romney if he has written off 47% of america to get richer. the debate happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tena
audience to the land of make believe with mr. romney's neighborhood. coming up, fallon's spoof on decision 2012. so what really goes on at twitter. how you can see behind the scenes coming up in business new news. >> and a live look at 880 and oakland. we'll get a full look at the forecast. >>> welcome back. in pakistan a 14-year-old girl who was gunned down by the taliban is remaining unconscious in critical condition. she was targeted for speaking out in support of education for girls. doctors in pakistan removed a bullet from her neck today. yesterday a gunman shot her in the head and neck. the girl began writing a blog about life under the taliban and was an advocate for girl's education. she said she wanted to become a doctor. >> right now let's get to decision 2012. both presidential candidates doing serious battle in a key battleground state. today mitt romney continues his week long visit there to ohio. no rp,-c won the white house without carrying the buckeye state. earlier president obama wrapped up his 17th rally there. that's the most of any other state. with all the new polls
of mitt romney's son said he wanted to do during tuesday's heated debate. >>> and today's record heat my soon be washed away. the news at 11:00 starts right now. good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. happening in oakland, unmanned predator drones continue flying over the skies of afghanistan and other parts of the middle east. the very same kind of drone that may soon be flying over the skies of the bay area. the shash arrieriff wants to uso help with crowd control and firefighting. opponents say they feel this idea is an invasion of privacy. >> reporter: those owe ppponent include the aclu, they're having a news conference here at the steps of city hall in oakland. they're here to denounce the idea. civil libertarians argue sheriff needs to obtain a warrant every time he uses a drone. they argue the drones should not be used by the sheriff for random mass surveillance. the sheriff says he needs the drones for infrared surveillance. the drones would cost between $50,000 and $100,000. and they could also help in detecting illegal pot brews inside som
far while challenger mitt romney was more subdued. the president defended his record as mitt romney made his point that america is weaker than it was four years ago. >> i congratulated him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda, but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda's a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest go political threat facing america you said russia. not al qaeda. >> president obama and governor romney came into their third and final debate tied. now in past debates it has been big bird and binders. this time around it is another big b word -- >> we have fewer horses and bayon bayonets. >> that was president obama's response to a claim by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than any other time since 1917. blue up on twitter more than a half hour after the debate. the #horsesandbayonets was trending. the comment saw 100,000 tweets per minute linked to that jab. overnight it went to the top of google's top five rising searches list right
's strong showing by mitt romney in the presidential debate, ryan is looking to continue that momentum. ron mott reports. >> reporter: after one final cram debate session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth. and an appetite for a fight with the vice president. he even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine. a photo shoot from last year headed back to newsstands. >> he's one of the most extreme debaters we have in politics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> he walked into a rock star welcome in kentucky in kentucky. his opponent, vice president, joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today having prepped by battle by consuming all things ryan. his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman say, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many expect tonight's debate to feature the fireworks largely absent last week in denver. ryan says he's ready for mr. biden to come at him "like a cannon ball" in an effort to even the
went to mitt romney. this time around, president obama says they are not going down without a fight. this is a town-hall format with questions coming from the audience. the candidates will push their own agendas. aides say they will bring up romney's tax ad and the 47% comments recorded at a fund raiser. romney will focus on boosting his likeability. >> for mitt romney? the number one piece of advice is to engage with the questioners. in town halls, he has the tendency to back away. >> the daily tracking poll still has president obama ahead by two points which essentially breaks down to a tie. you can watch the debate live from hofstra university here on nbc bay area. that will start at 6:00 sharp. >>> a man who turned down a panhandler's request for money is recovering. 25-year-old jesus cruz approached the man saturday afternoon and asked him for catch. when the man said no, gabrielle cruz hit him in the face and searched his pockets, but found nothing. police arrested cruz a block away. >>> marla, in a desperate search for a pilot and plane is on hold for right now. the faa says
. president obama and governor romney working very hard for their money and votes in the battle ground state of ohio. we have tracie potts with the latest on the race for the white house. >> reporter: president obama is back at the white house this morning after hitting eight states in two days, including something we have never seen before. >> you are right. >> reporter: a president voting early. >> it means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work to figure out how to pick up the kids and still cast your ballot. if something happens on election day. >> reporter: if there is any doubt which state could swing the election, the president wrapped his tour in ohio. >> i have come to ohio today to ask you for your vote. >> reporter: governor romney spent all day in ohio. >> now that's an ohio welcome. thank you! >> reporter: and paul ryan launches a bus tour in ohio this weekend. >> the choice is yours on november 6th. >> reporter: today, governor romney is in iowa talking about the economy after greeting a crowd of 12,000 at a concert last night in ohio. >> this campa
performance during last week's debate with governor mitt romney. during one fund-raiser last night, the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco, the president called on his backers to be honest obsessive over the next 28 days, asking them to knock on doors and call on friends and battleground states, and for anyone who questions his drive and dedication, after seeing him debate, he assured the crowd that he very much intends to win this election. he also attacked his opponents' own performance during last week's debate. >> a few nights ago, suddenly, a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me and said he's changing his plan. he's just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. don't pay any attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> reporter: a new pew research center poll shows that among likely voters, governor romney holds a four-point edge over president obama, 49 to 45%. governor romney is also even with the president among registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some pe
. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are taking the day off to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place in denver. both the president and romney are running through full rehearsals to fine tune their talking points. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another ba
to maintain his lead in the polls and recover from a weak debate against mitt romney. danielle lee has what the numbers mean. >> reporter: the unemployment rate delivered president obama a preelection gift. the number of people without jobs fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's been below 8% during obama's presidency. >> there's still that willingness for all of us to see that more people are put back to work, but in this particular report, i'm happy to see we see a continued growth. >> reporter: employers added 114,000 jobs in september and 86,000 jobs that hadn't been accounted for in july and august. the numbers shocked analysts who predicted the rate would stay around 8% and possibly grow. >> this is a big report. >> reporter: presint obama called the september report proof the economy is improving under his policies. >> we made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i can't allow that to happen. >> reporter: mitt romney continued his argument in tv ads launching today that the recovery is too slow. >> i have a plan to create 12 millio
romney and president obama showing off some chops. we have tracie potts with more. >> reporter: most of it about the first presidential debate. >> i'm really well rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >> big bird didn't even see it coming. >> reporter: on "the daily show," gauging the first lady's reaction. >> do you know which debate was which? >> cute. cute, jon. >> reporter: no jokes about the latest poll. president obama leading iowa and virginia. today, the president in virginia and governor romney in florida and running mates are exchanges words on the campaign trail. about paul ryan's book, "young guns." >> you had -- unfortunately, the bullets ran to you. >> president obama said that he can't change washington from the inside. go ahead. isn't that why we elect presidents? >> reporter: this weekend, the candidates go back into study mode for monday's final debate. that debate will be on foreign policy. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> we look forward to the boxing gloves. >>> the excitement over the meteor over the bay area is not ready to fade. some
. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney is at a rally in ohio today. he is urging supporters to donate. >> swing by. give a hand. >> make sure we do our best to help those impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects politics into it. and so you want to be careful if you're the romney team to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on the families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the stock markets are closed for the second straight day. scott mcgrew says officials at the two largest exchanges are working hard to make sure the shutdown does not extend to a third consecutive day. >> good morning. if the markets were closed tomorrow, that would be a problem. tomorrow is the last day of the month. the day the books are closed on stock contracts and portfolios. the nyse is running tests
night after night. i can't always say the same. >> as for mitt romney, the republican nominee is set to take aim at the president's leadership and foreign policy at the virginia military institute where he is this morning. >>> new this morning. a major milestone in achievement for a bay area scientists. uc san francisco researcher shinya yam macha has won the nobel prize for medicine, responsible for a major stem cell break through. christie smith is live at ucsf right now. christie, i guess the question is when exactly did they find out about this? >> i have to tell you, they are buzzing here at ucsf. they tell me they got the call from 2:30 this morning from the cher himself saying he won the nobel prize in medicine from a discovery he started researching in 2006. shinya yamanaka conducted his research here and in japan. the president of the institute and other researchers held a video conference with yamanaka who is still in japan this morning. his prize is in medicine and for his discovery that human skin cells can be reprogrammed so they can take on the properties of any other c
went to detroit and yelled "go tigers." con, mitt romney went to detroit and yelled "go bankrupt." >> so funny. he knows how to work it. do we have to pay him a fee for coming on twice today. >> maybe if he was in studio. >>> coming up, not so funny, a deadly shark attack along the california coastline. still ahead, we'll let you know which popular beach may still have shark-infested waters this morning. >>> and to join our discussion online, find us on facebook. just search nbc bay area. >>> right now we'll take you outside to check it out. still kind of cloudy as we have a live look at the san mateo bridge. what a day for baseball, huh? the giants/tigers at at&t park. we'll keep you posted. >>> here's a look at more giants fans' two fans watch the action with cleanly folded rally towels in their back left pockets. >> golden. that always works. >>> a beach accident turns tragic following a deadly shark attack. a 39-year-old surfer was killed just off surf beach near van denberg air force beach. now investigators are trying to identify the bite marks. this attack happened near th
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